Chikungunya Cases Continues To Decline

Health Officials say this country is continuing to see a decrease in the number of reported cases of the Chikungunya, Mosquito-borne illness.

Several persons across St. Vincent and the Grenadines were affected last year by the outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, which is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Epidemiologist, Dr. Rosmond Adams tells NBC News there were approximately one thousand two hundred and forty-five suspected cases in 2014, with one hundred and seventy-three confirmed.

He said there has been a steady decline in the cases locally and regionally.

Dr. Adams said the decrease in the number of reported cases of Chikungunya is largely due to strategic fogging and other preventative measures which were implemented by the Ministry of Health.